Weekly Calendar of Events

09/14/17

Community Events

Waterbury Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 3-7 pm, Rusty Parker Park. The Hunt for Sunzilla, The Monster Sunflower, tallest, largest diameter, heaviest sunflower head; The Hunt for the Other Green Monster (zucchini), longest, heaviest; Sunflower Seed Spitting Contest for ages 12 and under. Thurs., Sept. 14, 5 pm, Waterbury Farmers’ Market, Rusty Parker Park. Info: www.rotary-waterbury.org; John Malter, 244-7373.

Harwood Union Open House, for parents of students in grades 9-12, Thurs., Sept. 14, 5:30-8:30 pm, Film about Socratic dialogue, welcoming Principal Lisa Atwood, meet teachers. Info: https://harwood.org/.

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Mad River Green, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm. Music by Woodchuck’s Revenge, Sept. 16. www.waitsfieldfarmersmarket.com.

Chicken Pie Supper, Sat., Sept. 16, seatings at 5:30 and 6:45 pm, Waitsfield United Church. Adults $12; seniors $10, kids $7; under 5, free. Takeout available.

Waitsfield Historical Society annual dinner, Wed., Sept. 20, cash bar starts at 5 pm, buffet at 6:15 pm. Lareau Farm, $30, mail check to Waitsfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 816, Waitsfield, VT 05673. Info: Sue Dillon, 496-2501, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Rooted in Peace” by Greg Reitman, “globally transformative, socially conscious, environmentally based film” to be screened for International Day of Peace, Thurs., Sept. 21, 6:30-9:30 pm, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994.

Harwood Union Hall of Fame Evening, Sat., Sept. 23, to honor 2017 inductees: Charlotte Woodruff Strasser, Shannon Pratt Vittengl, Megan Maynard Jacob, Billy Woods, Heidi Fiske Hill, Steve Skilton. Social hour, 5 pm; dinner, induction, 6 pm. Tickets, $25: Wendy Gilbert, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-882-1101.

Green & Gold Weekend, Mad River Glen, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Single Chair rides, 10 am-2:30 pm. Mountain work day, Sat., 9 am. Stark Mt. Hill Climb running race, Sat., 10 am. Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb, bike race up App Gap, Sun., 10 am. Chicken BBQ, Sun., 11:30 am. www.madriverglen.com.

 

Fundraisers

Localfolk Smokehouse annual benefit for VT Military Family Assistance Fund, Sat., Sept 16, music by Doc Nelson (7:30 pm) and Al’s Pals (9 pm-midnight). Donations at door. Raffle.

The Hurly Burly Extravaganza & Refined Vaudeville Show: A Magical Evening of Wonders to Benefit Michael Secore and Family, silent and live auctions, live music, tarot readings, hand analysis, food and more, Sat., Sept. 16, 5-9 pm, Shady Lady, Route 100, Moretown, www.facebook.com/frogmoonhollow.

VT Cancer Survivors Network Golf Tournament, scramble format, four-person teams, Sun., Sept. 24, 10 am, Sugarbush Resort Golf Club. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-793-8362.

Returnable bottles and cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church, leave in marked shed behind church.

 

Fun & Games

New England Craft Beer Open, scramble golf tournament, beer on some holes, prizes, dinner reception, Sat., Sept. 16, 10 am, Sugarbush Resort Golf Club. All profits for Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation. Register: necraftbeeropen.com.

VT Troops and Families Tournament, scramble format, proceeds go to VT National Guard Charitable Foundation, Sun., Sept. 17, 10 am, Sugarbush Resort Golf Club. $155/player includes golf, cart, prizes, dinner at Common Man. Register: Shawn Sullivan, 802-578-6000.

Stark Mountain Hill Climb, running race up Stark Mountain, route is runner’s choice, cash awards, prizes, raffle, Sat., Sept. 30, 10 am, Mad River Glen. Preregister, $25; day of race, 8:30 am, $30. www.madriverglen.com.

Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb, bike from Stark Mountain Bike Works to top of App Gap, Sun., Oct. 1, 10 am, fundraiser for VT Adaptive Ski & Sports. Register, 8:30 am, $25. www.madriverglen.com.

Mad Dash, 5K and 10K foot race, 5K fitness walk, Kids Fun Run, Sun., Oct. 8, 10 am, Mad River Path at Meadow Road, Waitsfield. Silent auction, raffle. Mad River Path Association fundraiser. Ages 18-plus, $30; under 18, $15. Kids Fun Run, free. Fee includes T-shirt, lunch, live music by Phineas Gage Project. Register: www.madriverpath.com.

Ultimate Frisbee pickup games, Mondays, 6-8 pm, Brooks Field, Warren. All ages and abilities welcome. www.facebook.com/MadRiverDisc.

Pickleball, Mondays, 5 pm, Warren Elementary School courts, all ages and abilities welcome, paddles and instruction provided. Free. Info: George Hall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pickleball: Wed. and Sun., 5 pm; Thurs. and Sun., 9 am. Moretown Elementary School tennis courts, all welcome, some equipment available to share.

Bridge Street Bricks Scavenger Hunt, get a free list of phrases (Chamber office, Joslin Library, Valley Arts, Revolving Closet, Three Mountain Cafe) and find the matching bricks. Runs through end of October.

Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Alice, 496-7154.

 

Outdoors

Fall Foliage Single Chair rides, Mad River Glen, Sat. and Sun., 10 am-2:30 pm: Sept. 23, 24, 30, Oct. 1, 7, 8. Adults, $10; kids, $5.

Canceled: Wellness Alliance plant walk and open house at Three Springs Farm of Vermont (was scheduled for Sept. 16).

 

Kids

Scouting, new members welcome. Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, grades 6-12. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., cubpack798.org, 802-371-9997.

 

Library

Joslin Memorial Library Capital Campaign Committee meeting, Thurs., Sept. 14, 8:30 am, first floor of the library.

“Climate Change and Our Future: Mitigation, Adaptation and Dialogue,” three-part reading, viewing, discussion series with an NOAA scientist. Sept. 14, “Community,” read Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver; Oct. 5, “Change,” read Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Robert Henson; Nov. 2, “Strategy,” The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. All 6:30 pm, Joslin Library.

Warren Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, Thurs., Sept, 14, 8:30 am, at the library. The public is welcome to attend.

Joslin Memorial Library Board meeting, Sat., Sept. 16, 6 pm, at the library.

Magic: The Gathering, trading card game, Sundays, 3:30 pm, Joslin Memorial Library.

Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays starting Sept. 11 with Anna Church, 10 am, preschoolers. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.

Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. https://moretownlibrary.com, 496-9728. Free.

Warren Public Library Story Time, Wednesdays, 10 am, up to age 6. Marie Schmukal, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.warrenlibrary.com. Free.

Waterbury Public Library Story Times: Baby/toddler, up to age 3, stories, songs, playtime, Mondays, 10 am. Preschoolers, ages 3-6, stories, songs, crafts, Thursdays, 10 am. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036. Free.

 

Meetings

MOPS/MomsNext (moms of preschoolers and school-age kids) to meet Thurs., Sept. 21, 6:45 pm, Thatcher Brook school library. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.facebook.com/MOPSMomsNext-Waterbury-Mission.

Waitsfield Historical Society meeting, Wed., Oct. 4, 2 pm, Gen. Wait House. All are welcome to attend.

Cancer support group meets fourth Wed. every month, 6 pm, at MRV Chamber of Commerce, 4061 Main St., Waitsfield.

Gun Owners of VT Washington County meets second Friday of each month, 6 pm, Warren Village fire station. Info: Bill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-595-3789.

Hannah's House Grief Support Group, third Wed. of each month, 6 pm, Mad River Health Center, Community Resource Room, second floor. Info/ RSVP: 496-9715, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Drop-ins welcome.

Mad River Cancer Support, one-on-one support for those touched by cancer (patient, caregiver, family, friend). Contact VT Cancer Survivor Network: 1-800-652-5064, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad River Valley Rec District meets third Tues. of each month, 6 pm, Gen. Wait House. Open to all.

Mad River Valley Rotary Club meets first Wed. each month, 5:15-6:30 pm, Round Barn, Waitsfield; all other Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 am, Sugarbush Inn, Warren. All welcome. Info: www.mrvrotary.org.

MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month, 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.

Valley Democrats meets second Mon. of each month, 5:15 pm, Eastern Sales, Waitsfield. All welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Sun., 7 pm, and Tues., 7 pm, at Parish House, Our Lady of the Snows Church/St. Dunstan’s, Waitsfield. Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

 

Music

Open Mic, Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse. Play with house band, your band or solo (drums, guitar amps, bass amps provided). Sign-up, 8 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lonely Heartstring Band, Thurs., Sept. 14, 9 pm, $15 at door ($10 advanced tickets). Zenbarn, Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, zenbarnvt.com.

Mad River Dead: Zach Nugent (from Melvin Seals, JGB) Vinnie Amico (of moe), Alex Budney (Seth Yacavone Band), Daniel Marc, Scotty King (Local 28); two sets of music of the Grateful Dead. Fri., Sept. 15, 9 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse, Waitsfield.

Doc Nelson (7:30 pm) and Al’s Pals (9 pm-midnight), Sat., Sept 16. Localfolk Smokehouse, annual benefit for VT Military Family Assistance Fund. Donations at door. Raffle.

Scrag Mountain Music, “Voices from the Summer,” Sun., Sept. 17, 4 pm, Warren United Church. “Come as you are, pay what you can. Info: www.scragmountainmusic.org, 426-4024.

Jazz Residency with Bruce Sklar (piano) and Jeremy Hill (bass), third Thursday of each month (next, Sept. 21), 7-9 pm, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.

 

Seniors

Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, discount for age 60-plus. Piano music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543. After lunch: Sept. 14, Uncle Sam Day, patriotic music, wear red, white and blue. Sept. 19, Senior Health: balloon, volleyball with Ken; Sept. 21, celebrate birthdays, rolling pictures; Sept. 26, Senior Health: Ken’s “Keeping Steady” presentation; Sept. 28, Australia Travelogue with Fran Plewak.

Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, donations support Meals On Wheels. Suggested donation, $8.

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., Sept. 28, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

Bingo, Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:30 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center.

Move! Tuesdays, 2 pm. Fun, varied group exercise with SASH coordinator Kenneth Russell, Evergreen Place.

Knitting Circle, Fridays, 10:30 am, Shades of Winter yarn shop, Waitsfield.

Meals On Wheels, home-delivered meals, call 496-2543.

 

The Arts

Multi-Media Mania, fine arts and crafts exhibition, Sept. 10 to Oct. 14: Thurs. and Fri., 4-9 pm; Sat. and Sun., noon-9 pm. Big Red Barn at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield, free admission.

“Transitions – Realism to Abstract,” exhibit at Festival Gallery runs through Oct. 21: Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm. 496-6682.

Exhibit of artwork by Kris Chamberlain, Warren, Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield, for the month of September.

Vermont Youth Theater auditions and classes for A Christmas Carol, ages 5-15, Saturdays, St. Andrew Church, Waterbury, starts Sept. 21. Info: vermontyouththeater.com, 272-7290.

Mad Quilters, all abilities welcome, meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. 496-2035.

Workshops

Free Adult Education for Life, Family and Employment: basic reading, writing, math, computer skills; high school diploma/GED programs; career and college readiness; English language learning and U.S. citizenship. Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, Joslin Library, Waitsfield. Info: David Busker, 244-8765; no reservations necessary. Started Sept. 5.

Girls Night In for preteen girls, healthy stress-relieving techniques and positive body image through yoga, Fridays, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, 6-7:30 pm, Valley Glow Yoga, Waitsfield. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EMT (emergency medical technician) classes to earn a National Registry EMT license, mid-September to mid-March, meets one night per week. www.mrvas.org, 496-8888.

Tai Chi classes: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm; Saturdays, 10-11:30 am. Info: Dr. Richard Browne, 496-9007.

Cooking Classes at The Store, Waitsfield, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursdays and Saturdays, 6-8 pm. Reserve: www.kitchenatthestore.com.